Reef's twenty-five year heritage traces back to two brothers from Argentina, Fernando and Santiago "Santi" Aguerre. Fueled by their passion for surfing, the brothers acted on an idea to create a high quality, comfortable, active lifestyle sandal. Attracted to the SoCal lifestyle, the brothers moved to California in the early 80's. Fernando graduated from Law School, and headed to La Jolla to help co-found Reef. With $4000 working capital, hard work, dedication and some savvy marketing ideas, the brothers built Reef into the #1 sandal brand.